Annually, more than $300bn in trade occurs between the U.S. and Mexico, of which about 15 percent is transported via ports of entry that connect El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.
With more than 1,100 manufacturing operations in the region, it is one of the most important industrial centers in all of North America. A wide range of global corporations from more than 20 nations congregate here to produce automotive parts, consumer electronics, medical devices and more -- and these operations typically consume an estimated $8bn in component parts, raw materials and services on an annual basis. There are some challenges, however.
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